Fiji’s win closes gap on world series leaders

Jerry Tuwai brought down by a Kenya player during the final of the World Rugby HSBC 7s series at Hong Kong. Picture: RAMA

Jerry Tuwai brought down by a Kenya player during the final of the World Rugby HSBC 7s series at Hong Kong. Picture: RAMA

FIJI’S 24-12 victory over Kenya at the HSBC Hong Kong 7s on Sunday night has closed the gap on points leaders South Africa to just three points.

The Fiji Airways 7s team came away with 22 points after the Hong Kong win and retains its second spot with 123 points

Reigning HSBC World Sevens Series champion South Africa still leads the competition with 126 points.

The side defeated New Zealand in the bronze medal final,

In third spot sits New Zealand with 107 points while Argentina is at fourth spot with 90 points followed by USA in fifth spot with 89 points.

Fiji skipper Jerry Tuwai said they could not underestimate any team in the competition.

“The competition is getting tougher and we cannot see any team as a second class team,” he said.

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